One of the rangers told us that you can get an acre for about 17.000 US$. Every now and then the view is magnificent.
From 2010-08-01 Big Island
Waiting for Godot and the sunset. We gave up on the former.
This lava is only a couple of days old. Unfortunately, I arrived about 1 week too late.
The lava flow was pretty underwhelming but the great view of the Milky Way saved my day.
A small bay in front of my hotel.
From 2010-08-02 Big Island
Local fishermen can be seen all day long.
Volcano National Park
Oblations to Pele, Goddess of Fire
14:00 slightly cloudy but great weather
14:04 it's pouring... So for the second time I did not descent into the crater due to rain. I see a pattern emerging... It did not get any better this day. :-(
Natural umbrellas, quite convenient - though difficult to relocate.
From 2010-08-03 Big Island
Some girls discovered flip-flops as their new hiking boots and climbed on top of the falls
Same falls, this time looking down.
A Banyon tree
They were filming some movie. Notice the disparity in clothing? It was actually pretty cold. :-)
Compare this to two pictures above... altitude seems to be bad for plants. :-)
Observatory on top of Mauna Kea
Star gazing at the visitor center. They had plenty of telescopes for use by visitors. You could even see the rings of Saturn with these telescopes.
From 2010-08-04 Big Island